(March 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale date
1941-01-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen Kel Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
Color
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
Early Issues Standard Golden Age U.S.; Later Issues Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.


Terror of the Voodoo Cauldron (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords
apes; skeletons

Indexer Notes

First cover with Ann more prominently featured than Kaänga.

Art credits confirmed by the artist through John Coates (August 2010).

Terror of the Voodoo Cauldron (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Red Bradey]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
a gang of crooks (introduction, villain, death of one); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis
Kaänga stops the looting of a native temple by white men.
Keywords
apes; bondage; cauldrons; jewelry; masks; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "In the midst of the primitive jungle Ann bedecks herself with fine jewels..."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Red Panther / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Taylor Martin]
Pencils
Arthur Peddy
Inks
Arthur Peddy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the black heart of the jungel, primitive warfare rages once again.
Genre
jungle
Characters
a European army officer (introduction, villain, death); Red Panther
Synopsis
An officer of a European power sets out to conquer all the jungle with a tank. Red Panther defeats him with a single arrow.
Keywords
Bogoras (African tribe); hot springs; stereotyping of African natives; tanks

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Stan Johnson]
Pencils
William M. Allison ?
Inks
William M. Allison ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tiger will not attack man unprovoked...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A brief natural history of tigers, lions, and leopards.
Reprints
Keywords
leopards; lions; tigers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Robert Lewis]
Pencils
Don Rico ?
Inks
Don Rico ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the black ivory palace of Lomar a chief lies dying...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Akina (introduction, villain); Tabu; Kali
Synopsis
The new queen of Lomar must be shown that her magic is not as great as Tabu's.
Keywords
giant lizards; giants; Lomar (hidden city); stereotyping of African natives; the Stone of Hanniban; witch doctors

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day Wambi observes a curious ceremony.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Buono (introduction); Moa (introduction); Taro (introduction, villain, death); Wambi; Ogg (ape); Lupa (wolf); Trix (cockatoo); Tawn (elephant); Tamu (warthog)
Synopsis
The kidnapping of the chief's daughter causes Buono's manhood initiation rite to go awry, and he and Wambi must rescue the girl.
Keywords
adulthood initiation ceremonies; dolls; kidnapping; stereotyping of African natives; whips; witch doctors

Bush Fire (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum? [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils
Art Saaf?
Inks
Art Saaf?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Carter]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
Robert Webb
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sir Champion, I've a strange feeling...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sir Champion; Milor (introduction)(a wizard); Renardo (introduction, villain, death); Rudo (introduction, villain, death ?); Camilla
Synopsis
In a bid to force Camilla to marry him, Renardo arranges the destruction of her city, but she refuses him and slays him in a duel.
Keywords
stereotyping of African natives

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Roy Lance / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Courtney Thomason]
Pencils
Bob Jenney ?
Inks
Bob Jenney ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the bustling native mart at Mombasa...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Dana Lowe (introduction); two poachers (introduction, villain); Roy Lance; Rami; Ogu
Synopsis
Unscrupulous poachers follow museum hunter, Dana Lowe, with the intention of stealing her giraffe trophy, but Roy puts an end to their plans.
Keywords
automobiles; giraffes; Kenya; marketplaces; Mombasa; sedan chairs; skeletons; stereotyping of African natives

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Fantomah / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg](signed)
Pencils
Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg](signed)
Inks
Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg](signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fletcher Hanks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Her vigilant eye is attracted to a native named Org...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Org (introduction, villain, death); Fantomah
Synopsis
Would-be conqueror Org, using a jungle drum, hypnotizes a herd of giant spiders to do his bidding. Fantomah breaks his spell and feeds him to a giant spider before she reduces them all to normal spider size.
Reprints
Keywords
giant spiders; hypnosis

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Johnson Melville]
Pencils
George Appel ?; Witmer Williams ?
Inks
George Appel ?; Witmer Williams ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
White men bring their movie cameras to the primitive land of the jungle...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Overfed by a motion picture crew, Simba is slow in defending himself when he is attacked by a leopard and loses the confidence of the pride. Later, understanding his mistake, he prevents the rest of the pride from eating the movie crews' treats and defeats a water buffalo threatening the pride and is restored to position.
Keywords
leopards; motion picture cameras; water buffalo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Bill Bossert (signed)
Inks
Bill Bossert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Terry, at his desert outpost, has his hands full stamping out cannibalism among the natives...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Anderson the Arab; Jerry (introduction); Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
Anderson is taken by a group of cannibals and must be rescued by Terry, Kismet, and Vincent.
Keywords
bondage; cannibalism; gorillas; sand wagon; stereotyping of African natives
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Terror of the Voodoo Cauldron
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Terror of the Voodoo Cauldron
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["In the black heart of the jungel, primitive warfare rages once again."]
    Red Panther
  4. 3. ["The tiger will not attack man unprovoked..."]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["In the black ivory palace of Lomar a chief lies dying..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["One day Wambi observes a curious ceremony."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Bush Fire
  8. 7. ["Sir Champion, I've a strange feeling..."]
    Camilla
  9. 8. ["In the bustling native mart at Mombasa..."]
    Roy Lance
  10. 9. ["Her vigilant eye is attracted to a native named Org..."]
    Fantomah
  11. 10. ["White men bring their movie cameras to the primitive land of the jungle..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  12. 11. ["Terry, at his desert outpost, has his hands full stamping out cannibalism among the natives..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
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